Monday, May 30, 2011

What is Real Beauty?

What does beauty means to you? Is there anything real and unreal about the beauty? Beauty means different things to everyone. There is no one common agreed answer for this.

Is it the innocence on the face of young kids playing in a old temple premises?


Is is the scenic winding route in the countryside?


Is it the famous sculpture of lady looking into the mirror in the temple of the Belur?


Is it this flower?


Is it the scenic view of the Kapu beach with the palm trees on its shore?

To me it is innocent smile on the face of the kids who are engrossed in their own world? This beauty one can only seen in the kids who are still untempered by this cunning ways of this World.


What about you?


65 comments:

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

राजेश जी, सभी फ़ोटो जोरदार है,

V Rakesh said...

Wonderful post! Couldn't agree more with what you said.

Bravo!

ms. freelancer said...

Beauty is in the simple things we see everyday! =)

Jama said...

Can I say, all of the above? each have their own beauty to be admired.

sush said...

great rajesh. its only the unexplainable feelings. Great pictures. The beach picture reminds me of our Surathkal times.

Arti said...

You just said it right! There can be nothing ever more beautiful than the wonderful world of children! Good Luck :)

Anto said...

Nice photographs and wonderful correlation to beauty. All the best for the competition :)

Kathe W. said...

marvelous photography

Geeta Singh said...

very nice post :) and nice thoughts too :)

kavita said...

Very true ,i too feel the same way as you do.Look at their smile !

Zuzana said...

Oh, I loved this post.;) Yes indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone can see something stunning in different objects or subjects, whether it is humans, animals, nature or man made structures.
To me personally beauty is so versatile and I can see beauty every single day in something - or someone.
Have a BEAUTIFUL Monday.;))
xoxo

Jenny Woolf said...

I am often repelled by some things that other people believe are beautiful. But I am grateful that, as humans, we have the ability to perceive and enjoy beauty, no matter how we understand it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post Rajesh! We travel and nature bloggers do tend to throw the word "beautiful" around a lot -- using it to comment on great photography -- all the things you mention. Although the blogs I read seldom feature the one (as in your top photograph) that DOES represent true beauty. I completely agree with you.

But having a less than stellar vocabulary, lacking another word I will probably forget and still use the word "beautiful" to describe your travel and nature posts. But I do know the difference ;>)

Thank you for sharing your thoughts -- I appreciate this post very much.

Leora said...

Nice post.

I love your scenic winding route. But I would have to say the most beautiful are my own kids, so looking at those two beauties at the top of your post remind me of my own three.

joo said...

I love this post,Rajesh - good question, without good answer:)

Mohinee said...

Winning post! Simply loved it! Beautiufullllllllll! :)

Team G Square said...

Just wonderful and amazing compilation of photos .

Pietro said...

Rajesh, real beauty is many things: among them surely the subjects of these nice pictures of yours.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

nice reflective post rajesh.
have a good week
~laura

Gary said...

Great question! Great post! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

A marvelous post for the day, Rajesh, and such wise words! I do agree with you regarding the innocent faces! Such a sad world we live in these days and there's an even greater need to find and protect the beauty, then innocence and the children! Hope your week goes well!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

All this thing is very beautiful! Agree with the kids, but untouched nature is high up.
Wonderful picture and post!

Carver said...

All of these shots are wonderful and there are few things more beautiful than the innocence of young faces enjoying playing. Great post.

snowwhite said...

This is a very interesting topic. Beauty is only skin deep. I agree with you. Innocent smile and pure heart! Have a great day.

aka Penelope said...

You have given us something interesting to ponder. The innocence of the very young is indeed a beautiful state of mind. Seeing the world with fresh eyes reveals the wonder of it all.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very interesting question you ask :)
Beauty for me is everything in nature as it appeares. That goes for people too. I find beauty in the natural and not the manipulated.
I find kids very interesting and they are cute - the beauty is in an old wrinkled face.
Have a good day :)

Sailor said...

I would say everything looks beautiful! I like the second picture best.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love winding country roads, Rajesh, and I love the sea, but children are the best part of humanity and the best part of the world in which humanity lives.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Marites said...

Beauty has various forms, I think. Not just one. For sure, you got beautiful captures! have a good week. My world entry is up too.

alicesg said...

Beauty to me is to sit infront of the window during a heavy rain and watch the rain making noises on my window. Beauty to me is also taking close up photos of purple flowers. :) Purple kind of attract me.

Barb said...

I love all your images, Rajesh. The smiles of children, of course, are hard to beat! Lovely and thoughtful post.

stardust said...

Nature and small children have something in common, innocence. I see real beauty both in nature and the smiles of young children though the latter is special to me as they have something most of adults left behind far away.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Yes, children emanate pure innocence and simple beauty, such a delight to behold!

magiceye said...

beautiful!!

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful post Rajesh. There is beauty everywhere. You just need to stop what you are doing for a moment to notice it.

joshi daniel said...

a nice beautiful collection!

ladyfi said...

All of these things are beautiful... but the purest of all, is the innocence of children.

anemonen said...

Thanks for sharing this. Very interesting.

Wren said...

Photography has opened my eyes to beauty I didn't see before. All of your photos are beautiful, and it's wonderful that different ones resonate with different people, or even the same people at different times.

richies said...

I am getting to spend a couple of weeks with my grandchildren. Their smiles are the most beautiful thing in the world to me.

An Arkies Musings

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Beauty is all over. We have to only find it. :) Tina

Regina said...

Everything are beautiful!
Wonderful post!

Have a great day.

" Regina "

Jacob said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And what is considered beautiful is very different among different peoples and is subject to change.

There is a certain innocent beauty in children, but they can also be scheming, selfish little rascals and not so beautiful at times! I know, I've had three of my own! :-)

Tumblewords: said...

I love them all! And more... Terrific photos!

hocam said...

Each has it's own beauty. Some may touch us more than others. And different people would choose different ones that speak to them more.

Al said...

All these are great examples of beauty. Great post!

deepazartz said...

Loved it! True it depends on the personality of each individual. I consider the simple and natural pleasures of life as beautiful and valuable:))

NatureFootstep said...

"real beauty" is not about being "real" or not. It is just a word for saying it is more beautiful then the other beautiful stuff. :)

Krishna said...

nice post & photographs

Leovi said...

Beautiful and wonderful images. Lovely. For me, beauty is whatever transmitting primarily happiness, there is also beauty in sadness, as in the poems can also be in the sad images. But for me the greatest beauty is when I see the faces of happy children, and especially my children. Then the beauty is everywhere, you just have to look at and discover. Greetings.

Francisca said...

The beauty one sees is the mirror of one's soul. It matters not what you find beautiful, it matters that you find it. And like so many things in human experience, beauty is not all or nothing, there are shades, lovely shades... And today you've posted an array of shades of beauty. Thoughtful post, Rajesh.

Jeevan said...

I too agree, a really beauty lies at innocent. I would say the eyes are more beautiful through which we admire the beauties.

Mona said...

Love the beach ..

Joy said...

Thought provoking post. The world is a beautiful place, from the minuscule to the mammoth. Sometimes we are privileged to see it fresh through the wonder and curiosity of children.

jeannette said...

Great pics, Rahesh. Beauty has many faces! For me it has to do with purity of mind and heart.

Someone is Special said...

This is a beautiful post.. and My India is a beautiful place for sure.. here is a heart expressing what does true beauty means

Someone is Special

Eden said...

Everything around us are beautiful. Great photos.

forgetmenot said...

What a wonderful post on "beauty"--you have captured the essence of beauty in many different ways, but the innocence of children is certainly at the top of the list. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Nethra said...

Beautiful pictures!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for your opinion on beauty.

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

beautiful pictures and yes my india is beautiful ...


Bikram's

Aakash Kokz said...

Your thoughts add more beauty to the pics. Splendid work!

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Indrani said...

Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. :)

Nukke said...

Nature and people, animals, everything in it is beautiful !!

like snow is beautiful ;)